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The Cronkite School attracts students from around the world who are seeking a world-class journalism education. More than half of the students in the most recent freshman undergraduate class came from outside Arizona and more than 37 percent are students of color.
Nearly 1,300 undergraduate students study in person at the school, while another 1,000 are pursuing one of the school’s online degrees. More than a quarter are enrolled in ASU’s widely recognized honors program, Barrett, The Honors College.
Cronkite also boasts an exceptional and diverse cohort of master’s and doctoral students. The full-time master’s program draws students from a variety of disciplines for 12 to 15 months of intensive professional education and development. Doctoral students conduct scholarly research focused on real-world problems and the future of journalism.
Cronkite students consistently lead the country in national journalism competitions, winning more than 100 journalism and public relations awards. Over the past decade, Cronkite has been No. 1 in the nation in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence competition and the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts. Students have finished in the top 10 in the Hearst Journalism Awards each year for more than a decade.
Students also compete for top internships across the country in news, public relations, sports and other communications fields. The school places students in more than 500 internships each year.
Many students go on to become leaders in television, digital media, audience engagement, radio, sports journalism and public relations after graduation. Graduates have included multiple Pulitzer Prize winners, network news and sports anchors and public relations executives.